Windthrow Management Guidance
Management and Assessment Guidebooks
- The Riparian Management Area Guidebook describes
riparian assessment procedures and best management practices by stream
- Reduction of wind damage in reserve zones is a major function of management
- An assessment of windthrow risk is required in order to determine
which of the Best Management Practices is appropriate, and if necessary
to document your reasons for requesting RMA modifications.
- Crown modification treatments may be used in reserve zones. Removal
of windthrown trees must be as specified in an approved plan.
- The Gully Assessment Procedures Guidebook [Acrobat PDF Format] describes
gully assessment procedures and management strategies.
- Windfirm boundaries must be designed if standing trees are left in
gullies. Where windthrow risk negates leaving standing trees, place
large woody debris (LWD) across the channel.
- The Mapping
and Assessing Terrain Stability Guidebook describes terrain
- Windthrow should be assessed during field work, and adequate protective
buffers should be left for deferred areas.